Ohio in February

I got to go to the Ohio Natural History Conference where I had the good fortune of hiking with Mike Gratziano, who has to be one of the best naturalists in the state. We turned up all sorts of cool things despite the literally freezing weather. My favorites were seeing a newt swimming below the ice, learning that black birch tastes like root beer, and my first Botrychium!


Mike in the field, notice the sheet of ice in the background.

Posted by loarie loarie, February 25, 2013 16:22

Observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 08:03 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 08:15 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Salamander Pseudotriton ruber

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 08:17 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 08:44 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Sweet Birch Betula lenta

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 08:28 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Large Crane Flies Family Tipulidae

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 09:02 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 09:03 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Salamander Pseudotriton ruber

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 09:08 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Shining Clubmoss Huperzia lucidula

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 09:11 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Teaberry Gaultheria procumbens

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 09:17 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

American Cancer-Root Conopholis americana

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 09:22 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Partridgeberry Mitchella repens

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 09:33 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Cut-leaved Grape-Fern Sceptridium dissectum

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 10:04 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Skunk Cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 10:11 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Prickly Tree-Clubmoss Dendrolycopodium dendroideum

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 10:34 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Two-lined Salamander Eurycea cirrigera

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 11:07 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Horsehair Worms Phylum Nematomorpha

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 11:31 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Christmas Fern Polystichum acrostichoides

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 11:40 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-and-gold Flat Millipede Apheloria virginiensis

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 11:41 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Rock Polypody Polypodium virginianum

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 11:48 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Trailing Arbutus Epigaea repens

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 11:52 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 11:55 AM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013 12:28 PM PST

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Newt Notophthalmus viridescens

Observer

loarie

Date

February 24, 2013

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Swimming below ice - unbelievable! Couldn't get a picture though.

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